The Fallsafe project

South east England
Led by Adam Darowski, Consultant Geriatrician, John Radcliffe Hospital and run by the National Falls and Bone Health Programme in a variety of hospital settings across the South Central region of England, this project aimed to ensure that simple guidelines are implemented in hospital wards to red...

Improving quality and safety in primary care

Scotland
Led by Dr Neil Houston, GP and National Clinical Lead, Safety Improvement in Primary Care, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, this project aimed to provide safer, more reliable care for patients with heart failure or who are on high risk drugs. The project used the Institute for Healthcare Improvem...

Preventing blood-borne viruses through clinical networks

London
Led by Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, supported by Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College NHS Trust, this project aimed to reduce the incidence of blood-borne viruses among people with drug and alcohol problems.

Headsmart: Promoting earlier diagnosis of brain tumours in children

Midlands
Led by Dr David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology, and Dr Sophie Wilne, Senior Trainee in Paediatric Oncology, at Nottingham University, this project aimed to ensure earlier diagnosis of brain tumours in children, to reduce the risk of death or long-term brain damage. The project team deve...

Optimising care pathways for acute stroke and transient ischaemic attack

Midlands
Led by Dr Anthony Kenton, Consultant Neurologist at University Hospital Coventry, this project aimed to improve the quality of urgent care for strokes and transient ischaemic attacks. The project team developed and implemented a hyper-acute evidence-based pathway from urgent care through to secon...